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State Senator Keith Faber… Legislation Raises Awareness About Krabbe Disease
COLUMBUS– Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced the Senate's passage of legislation to increase awareness for Krabbe disease, an inherited disorder that damages the brain and nervous system. If enacted, House Bill 62 would designate the second week of September as "Krabbe Disease Awareness Month." Krabbe disease is a genetic disorder that destroys the protective.
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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… Legislation passed designating June as Scleroderma Awareness Month -- COLUMBUS - State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced the passage of legislation to designate the month of June as “Scleroderma Awareness Month." The bill, sponsored by Senator Beagle, passed the Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support. “Scleroderma is a terrible, life threatening disease and it is important to continue to advocate for a cure,” Beagle said. “It is my hope... read more.
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Court News Ohio… Judicial Symposium on Addiction and Child Welfare, By Stephanie Beougher
June 24, 2015 - The opiate crisis is impacting Ohio’s families. “Our abuse, neglect, and dependency docket is dominated by cases in which the parents have become involved with children’s services agencies because they have problems, and at the moment predominately with heroin,” Delaware County Probate/Juvenile.
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State Senator Keith Faber… Senate Passes State Budget
Budget Returns Money to Ohio Taxpayers and Invests in Education - COLUMBUS– Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) today announced the passage of Am. Sub. House Bill 64, the state’s two-year operating budget. The Senate voted 23-9 in favor of the conference report approved earlier in the day. The bill gives nearly $2 billion in tax cuts to Ohioans.
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Bluebag Media… Local wage and benefits survey now available
GREENVILLE – “We’re encouraging every business in the county to participate,” Darke County Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Deschambeau told Kiwanis of Greenville members and guests Jun 17. The Darke County Chamber, along with four other counties and regions, has launched a new Wage & Benefits Survey for the Western Ohio region. This is a collaborative.
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Bluebag Media… Over $100,000 to upgrade equipment at DCSO
GREENVILLE – “It needs to be done soon,” said Darke County Sheriff Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, “but I don’t have a specific date.” He emphasized the point by noting one of their network switches went out over the weekend. Whittaker was referring to two servers for the Sheriff’s office, plus necessary hardware and software, that have been authorized by the Darke County Commissioners.
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Mercer HIT arrest
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Celina Police Chief Tom Wale, and Coldwater Police Chief Jason Miller report the Heroin Interdiction Team (HIT) made an arrest of 31 year old Jennifer Hoelscher, of 1320 West Market Street, Celina, Ohio.  On June 23, 2015 at approximately 1:30 PM officers working HIT observed  Hoelscher walking in the 400 block of West Warren Street in Celina.
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Attorney General DeWine… AG’s Office Wins Award For Expert Advocacy In Child Abuse Case
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Following a unanimous ruling in Ohio’s favor earlier today, a national group has recognized Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office for the high quality of the office's work in the United States Supreme Court.  The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has awarded a Best Brief Award to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for its work in Ohio v. Clark, which was decided.
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FBI… Health Care Fraud Takedown; 243 Arrested, Charged with $712 Million in False Medicare Billings
06/18/15 -- More than 240 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals—were arrested this week for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings. The arrests, which began Tuesday, were part of a coordinated operation in 17 cities by Medicare Fraud Strike Force teams, which include personnel from the FBI.
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Bluebag Media… Harter named new Woodland principal
GREENVILLE – Jody Harter, Assistant Principal at Woodland Heights Primary School, has been named its new principal with a two-year contract beginning the 2015-16 school year. She replaces Jeff Cassell, who is taking the helm at Greenville High School. Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries brought her name before the GCSD Board of Education at its regular.
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AG LINK Helps Identify Skeletal Remains Found in 2008
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that remains found in Holmes County nearly seven years ago have now been identified as a missing Toledo woman.  The identification was made possible through Ohio's LINK (Linking Individuals Not Known) Program, offered by the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) at no cost.
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Hometown Opportunity… Find the Skilled Workforce Your Company Needs... Right in Your Back Yard!!! The goal of Hometown Opportunity is to ensure that everyone in Darke, Mercer, Auglaize, and surrounding counties are aware of the jobs and careers available... right here at home! Our local companies are in need of our local talent, who all too often do not realize the great opportunity right here in our... read more.
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Faber Praises $1.75 Billion Tax Cut, Investment in Education
COLUMBUS - Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced the Senate passage of Substitute House Bill 64, the state's two-year budget proposal with a 23-10 vote. The bill includes substantial new funding for education and more than $1.75 billion in tax relief for hardworking Ohioans and small business owners. "This budget invests in.
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Beagle Announces Passage of Senate Budget Proposal
COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today announced the Senate’s passage of the state’s two-year budget proposal with a vote of 23-10. The bill includes substantial new funding for education and more than $1.75 billion in net tax relief for hardworking Ohioans and small business owners. “While creating the State budget, we.
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Mercer drug bust
Sheriff Jeff Grey and Chief Tom Wale report the arrest of an individual on drug related charges.   Deputies and Officers assigned to the Task Force applied for and was granted a search warrant for a residence at 649 North Mill Street in Celina.  The search warrant was a result of a drug buy investigation, and was executed on June 16, 2015 at 7:16 PM. Arrested was 25 year old Kameron McCarty, 649 North Mill Street, Celina.
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New Wage and Benefits Survey Launched by West Central Ohio Chambers
GREENVILLE - Five chambers of commerce in West Central Ohio have rolled out a new wage and benefits survey to their members after local businesses expressed the need. West Central Ohio chambers’ wage and benefits survey is a collaborative effort of the Celina-Mercer, Darke, Preble and Southwestern Auglaize counties and Wapakoneta Area chambers. Miami Valley.
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Injury accident on U.S. 36
On June 18, 2015 at approximately 9:14 a.m. Darke County Deputies along with Bradford Rescue, Covington Rescue and Bradford Fire were dispatched to the 9900 block of US 36 for a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed the 2000 Buick LeSabre, driven by Walter Doubledee of Bradford, Ohio, pulled from the stop sign at State Route 721 and US Route 36 traveling south.
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State Representative Steve Huffman… Huffman, Grossman Discuss Legislation to Upgrade Statewide Trauma System -- COLUMBUS—State Representatives Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) discussed upcoming legislation they will introduce to upgrade Ohio’s statewide trauma system through the creation of the Ohio Trauma Board. The two legislators held a press conference this morning at the Statehouse to explain the importance... read more.
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FBI… Help Us Find Them: National Missing Children’s Day 2015
05/22/15 -- On May 25, 1979, 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared while walking to his school bus stop in New York. Four years later, to honor Etan’s memory and the memories of other missing children, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25—the anniversary of Etan’s disappearance—as National Missing Children’s Day. Tragically, however, children continue to disappear, and as we approach.
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Bluebag Media… Employers taking a new look at felons
GREENVILLE – “I started thinking he’d make it when he took that porta-potty job at the fair… that’s not an easy job,” said Jon Heffner, Darke County Workforce Development. At first, Heffner didn’t see it happening. The felon had a bad heroin charge and addiction. He went through welding class and worked at a variety of places… “He would.
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Injury accident on U.S. 127
On June 16, 2015 at approximately 2:07 PM, Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire, Arcanum Rescue, and Greenville Township Rescue responded to the 3700 block of US RT 127 on a report of an injury crash.  Preliminary investigation revealed a Silver 2006 Pontiac Montana, driven by Alberta J. Plessinger 70, of Greenville, made a.
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Dayton Daily News… The youngest heroin addicts aren’t even born yet.
Still in the womb, they are exposed to opiates by expectant mothers with drug habits sometimes so insatiable and all consuming the pregnancy goes undetected for months. And, fueled by opioid use by pregnant women, more of these young addicts are born every day. Nearly 1,700 drug-exposed babies were born in Ohio in.
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Attorney General’s Office… Ohio Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping, Rape of Child -- (JACKSON, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Lovett announced today that a Jackson man has been sentenced to serve life in prison without parole following his conviction for the 2013 rape and kidnapping of a six-year-old child. Following a jury trial prosecuted jointly by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and Attorney... read more.
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FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge; Cyber Safety for Young Americans
06/12/15 -- In April, the Pew Research Center published a study saying that 92 percent of teens report going online daily—including 24 percent who say they go online “almost constantly.” According to the study, nearly three-fourths of teens have or use a smartphone. Considering the many dangers that lurk on the Internet—from child predators to cyber bullies, from malicious software.
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FBI Public Service… Gift Card Scams
While it is very popular to purchase, spend, and give others gift cards, the FBI would like to warn consumers of the potential for fraud. The online presence of the Secondary Gift Card Market has grown significantly in recent years. The Secondary Gift Card Market provides a venue for consumers to resell unwanted gift cards. However, criminal activity has been identified through sites facilitating such exchanges. There are both online and in-store.
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Beagle Receives Award for Workforce and Economic Development Efforts
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today received the Public Sector Leader Award from the Greater Ohio Policy Center for championing sustainable workforce, community and economic development policies in the Ohio Senate. "It's truly an honor to accept this award," Senator Beagle said. "I look forward to continuing our efforts in the Ohio Senate to create sustainable workforce.
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The Hill… Cruz unveils ObamaCare alternative, By Peter Sullivan
03/03/15 - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday offered the latest in a series of Republican ObamaCare alternatives ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could gut the law. Cruz's bill, called the Health Care Choices Act, would allow people to buy health insurance across state lines, long a Republican health policy goal. It would also repeal Title I of ObamaCare, which would undo much of the law, including.
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The Daily Signal… HHS Chief: Congress Must Fix Obamacare If Supreme Court Unravels Law, Natalie Johnson - June 10, 2015 - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Wednesday if the Supreme Court unravels federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act it will be up to Congress and the states to come up with a new plan. Burwell said the Obama administration would do “everything” it can to communicate with states should the court decide against the government in the King v. Burwell... read more.
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DeWine Announces Campus Sexual Assault Initiatives
 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General DeWine today announced several initiatives to help Ohio’s colleges and universities better respond to sexual assaults.  “Sexual assault happens far too often in this country. We know it happens in Ohio, and we know that it happens on college campuses,” said Attorney General DeWine.
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Kasich Communications… Ohio, Michigan, Ontario partner for Lake Erie water quality
COLUMBUS – Building upon historic changes undertaken earlier this year to improve Lake Erie water quality, Ohio has reached an agreement with Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario to achieve a 40 percent reduction in the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie’s western basin by 2025. When too much phosphorus enters the water.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Two motorcycles involved in accident on State Route 49
On June 12, 2015 at approximately 1248 p.m. Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Rescue, Greenville City Fire and Greenville Township Fire were dispatched to State Route 49 and Meeker Road for an injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed two motorcycles were leading a funeral precession and contact was made between both motorcycles. A 1998 Honda Gold Wing driven by Mark A. Miller Sr. of Lima, Ohio.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Union City boy succumbs to injuries following accident
Union City -- On June 10, 2015 at approximately 4:37 PM, Darke County Deputies along with Union City, Ohio Fire and Rescue and CareFlight responded to 348 Union City-Elroy Road on a report of an injury accident involving a 9 year old child on a bicycle being struck by a vehicle. The Darke County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene.
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10-year-old injured in bicycle-vehicle accident
Union City-- On June 10, 2015 at approximately 4:37 PM, Darke County Deputies along with Union City, OH. Fire and Rescue and CareFlight responded to 348 Union City-Elroy Road on a report of an injury accident involving a 10 year old child on a bicycle being struck by a vehicle.  The Darke County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation.
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DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released a status update on the progress of DNA testing being conducted as part of the Ohio Attorney General's Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative. As of June 1, 2015, 179 law enforcement agencies have submitted 9,906 kits to be tested as part of the initiative.  Of those, 573.
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FBI… Terrorism Gone Viral: The Attack in Garland, Texas and Beyond
Michael B. Steinbach, Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Statement Before the House Homeland Security Committee, Washington, D.C. -- June 03, 2015 -- Good morning Chairman McCaul, Ranking Member Thompson, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the widespread reach of terrorists’ influence
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Ohio Senator Keith Faber… Faber Unveils $1.7 Billion Net Tax Cut in Biennial Budget Bill
Plan includes nearly $1 billion dollars in new school funding & one of the largest-ever state investments in higher education -- COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate unveiled its first draft of the state’s two-year operating budget today, including substantial new funding for education and more than $1.7 billion in tax relief for hardworking Ohioans and small business owners. Among some.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Six Additional Suspects Face Charges as Part of "Operation Safety Net" - (DAYTON, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart announced today that six additional suspects are now facing federal charges as part of an ongoing investigation involving forged painkiller prescriptions. The charges are the result of the ongoing "Operation Safety Net" investigation underway... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohio Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Conviction on Rape Charges -- (MARYSVILLE, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Marysville man has been sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison following his conviction last month on charges related to the sexual assault of three children. Union County Common Pleas Judge David Faulkner sentenced Jean Paul Kruse, 42, to life in prison without parole... read more.
MSN Money… More older Americans are being buried by housing debt, By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band. They enjoy performing. But it isn't exactly how Al, an 86-year-old Korean War vet, or Saundra, 76, had expected to spend their retirement. Of all the financial threats facing Americans of retirement age — outliving savings, falling for scams, paying for long-term care
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Man Indicted for Cattle-Rustling Scheme
(LOGAN, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that an Ohio man has been indicted for running a scheme in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia where he allegedly purchased over $30,000 worth of livestock and vehicles using fraudulent checks and falsified documents. Brandon White, 28, of Lucasville, was arraigned today after being indicted by a Hocking County grand jury.
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Live bird exhibits at the Fair cancelled
Ohio taking proactive effort to remain free of the deadly avian flue virus - REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (June 2, 2015) – In an aggressive move designed to help protect Ohio’s $2.3 billion poultry industry from the avian flu that has so negatively impacted other poultry-producing states, today the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
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